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J/AJ/119/2866       Proper motions of metal-poor stars      (Beers+, 2000)

Kinematics of metal-poor stars in the Galaxy. II. Proper motions for a large non-kinematically selected sample. Beers T.C., Chiba M., Yoshii Y., Platais I., Hanson R.B., Fuchs B., Rossi S. <Astron. J. 119, 2866 (2000)> =2000AJ....119.2866B
ADC_Keywords: Stars, metal-deficient ; Positional data ; Radial velocities ; Abundances ; Proper motions Keywords: Galaxy: abundances - Galaxy: halo - Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics - stars: Population II - surveys Abstract: We present a revised catalog of 2106 Galactic stars, selected without kinematic bias and with available radial velocities, distance estimates, and metal abundances in the range -4.0≤[Fe/H]≤0.0. This update of the 1995 Beers & Sommer-Larsen catalog (Cat. J/ApJS/96/175) includes newly derived homogeneous photometric distance estimates, revised radial velocities for a number of stars with recently obtained high-resolution spectra, and refined metallicities for stars originally identified in the HK objective-prism survey (which account for nearly half of the catalog) based on a recent recalibration. A subset of 1258 stars in this catalog have available proper motions based on measurements obtained with the Hipparcos astrometry satellite or taken from the updated Astrographic Catalogue (second epoch positions from either the Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog or the Tycho Catalogue), the Yale/San Juan Southern Proper Motion Catalog 2.0, and the Lick Northern Proper Motion Catalog. Our present catalog includes 388 RR Lyrae variables (182 of which are newly added), 38 variables of other types, and 1680 nonvariables, with distances in the range 0.1 to 40kpc. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 126 2106 Positions, abundances, radial velocities, and photometry table3.dat 150 2106 Distance estimates and measured proper motions table4.dat 133 1256 Space motions and orbital parameters refs.dat 155 26 References
See also: J/ApJS/96/175 : Kinematics of Metal-Poor Stars. I. (Beers+ 1995) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 20 A20 --- Name Star name 24- 25 I2 h RAh Right Ascension (J2000) 27- 28 I2 min RAm Right Ascension (J2000) 30- 34 F5.2 s RAs [0,60] Right Ascension (J2000) 36 A1 --- DE- Sign of the Declination (J2000) 37- 38 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 40- 41 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 43- 46 F4.1 arcsec DEs [0,60] Declination (J2000) 47 A1 --- u_DEs [tv] Uncertainty flag on position (1) 50- 53 A4 --- r_RAh Positional reference (in refs.dat file) 58- 62 F5.2 [Sun] [Fe/H] Log of the iron to hydrogen abundance relative to Sun 63 A1 --- u_[Fe/H] Uncertain [Fe/H] measurement flag 66- 69 A4 --- r_[Fe/H] The [Fe/H] reference (in refs.dat file) 72- 76 I5 km/s RVel Heliocentric Radial velocity 80- 81 I2 km/s e_RVel Uncertainty in RVel 84- 87 A4 --- r_RVel Radial velocity reference (in refs.dat file) 91 A1 --- n_Vmag [ep] Estimated value (2) 93- 97 F5.2 mag Vmag ? The V band magnitude 100 A1 --- n_(B-V) [ep] Estimated value (2) 101-105 F5.2 mag (B-V) ? The B-V color 108-111 A4 --- r_Vmag Photometry reference (in refs.dat file) 114-117 F4.2 mag E(B-V) ? The B-V reddening 120-125 A6 --- Type Classification type (3)
Note (1): v = rather uncertain ; t = uncertain Note (2): Flags for estimated values: e = estimated value (see text for further details) p = estimated value from intensity of spectrum on original prism plate Note (3): Classification type as follows: D = main-sequence dwarf star A = main-sequence A-type star TO = main-sequence turnoff star SG = subgiant star G = giant star AGB = asymptotic giant branch star FHB = field horizontal-branch star V = variable stars other than the RR Lyrae type RRV = RR Lyrae
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 20 A20 --- Name Star name 23- 28 F6.3 kpc Dpho ? Photometric distance 30- 34 F5.3 kpc Dpho2 ? Alternative distance 40 A1 --- l_DHIP Limit flag on DHIP 41- 47 F7.3 kpc DHIP ? Distance from HIPPARCOS 49- 55 F7.3 --- e_DHIP ? Relative HIPPARCOS precision (σπ/π) 59- 64 F6.3 kpc DBSL ? Distance from the BSL catalog 67- 72 F6.3 kpc Dadopt ? Adopted heliocentric distance 75- 82 F8.2 mas/yr pmRA ? Adopted proper motion in RA 85- 91 F7.2 mas/yr pmDE ? Adopted proper motion in Dec 94- 98 F5.2 mas/yr e_pmRA ? Uncertainty in pmRA 100-104 F5.2 mas/yr e_pmDE ? Uncertainty in pmDE 106-125 A20 --- r_pmRA Comma-separated reference(s) for the proper motion (in refs.dat file) 131-150 A20 --- Text Comments on star
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table4.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 20 A20 --- Name Star name 25- 29 F5.2 [Sun] [Fe/H] Log iron to hydrogen abundance relative to solar adopted from table 1a 32- 36 F5.2 kpc R Meridional plane radius (assuming Rsun=8.5kpc) 40- 45 F6.2 kpc Z Meridional scale height 50- 53 I4 km/s Uvel Velocity directed to the Galactic anticenter (1) 56- 59 I4 km/s Vvel Velocity directed in the rotational direction (1) 62- 65 I4 km/s Wvel Velocity directed to the north pole (1) 68- 71 I4 km/s VR Radial velocity in the cylindrical rest frame (2) 74- 77 I4 km/s Vtheta Theta velocity in the cylindrical rest frame (2) 81- 86 F6.2 kpc Rap ? Estimated apogalactic distance 91- 95 F5.2 kpc Rpr ? Estimated perigalactic distance 99-104 F6.2 kpc Zmax ? Maximum distance explored by star in the course of its orbital motion 109-113 F5.2 --- e ? Eccentricity of the orbit (3) 116-127 A12 --- Text Comments on star
Note (1): corrected for the solar motion (Usun,Vsun,Wsun)=(-9,12,7) km/s with respect to the local standard of rest. Note (2): assuming VLSR = 220 km/s. Note (3): e = (Rap-Rpr)/(Rap+Rpr)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 A3 --- Ref Reference code 5- 23 A19 --- BibCode BibCode 25- 54 A30 --- Aut Authors 57-155 A99 --- Com Comments
History: From AJ electronic version
(End) Greg Schwartz [AAS], Patricia Bauer [CDS] 29-Aug-2000
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